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18
Jul 2014

Synchronize Love To The Beat Of The Show: Transmission 138, 2014 July 15

joy-division-complete-bbc-recordings.jpegRadio! Live Transmission! We return with our usual grim determination, as this summer of insanity and antipathy continues. It was indeed Ian Curtis's (would-be) birthday, so the Joy Division (or "joy DIVISION") Peel Sessions were the order of the day night.

I actually have no drama to share with you this week; sorry to disappoint. Just the usual life stuff, living between houses and between jobs for the moment. This program is the oasis of stability right now. Thank you for indulging me by listening.

Hey, check out the Syd Barrett cover toward the end of the program: it's great!

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 July 15, 2100-2300:

  1. "Get A Life" | Built To Spill | Ultimate Alternative Wavers | C/Z
  2. "The Sound of Music" | Joy Division | The Complete BBC Recordings | True North | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Kecupat Aneh" | OOIOO | Gamel | Thrill Jockey
  4. "Entering Phase Two" | Bremen | Second Launch | Blackest Ever Black
  5. "Insight" | Joy Division | The Complete BBC Recordings | True North | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "GWW" | Automat | Automat | Bureau B
  7. "Percussion Storm" | Manu Dibango | Africadelic | Aurora
  8. "Ulcer" | Autobahn | 2 | Tough Love
  9. "Colony" | Joy Division | The Complete BBC Recordings | True North | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Eguetmar" | Noura Mint Seymali | Tzenni | Glitterbeat
  11. "I Remember You" | The Ramones | All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. 1 | Sire | "Listening Parlour"
  12. "Change" | Tempelhof | Frozen Dancers | Hell Yeah
  13. "Fantomas: Le Faux Magistrat Part 11" | James Blackshaw | Fantomas: Le Faux Magistrat | Tompkins Square
  14. "Exercise One" | Joy Division | The Complete BBC Recordings | True North | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Diary of a Bag of Nerves" | The Nightingales | For Fuck's Sake | self-released
  16. "The Deal" | The Field | From Here We Go Sublime | Kompakt
  17. "The Sprawl" | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | Goofin'
  18. "WOLFPACK" | Brian Harris | Syd Songs By Me | unreleased
  19. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" | Joy Division | The Complete BBC Recordings | True North | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Unutterable" | The Fall | The Unutterable | Let Them Eat Vinyl
  21. "Bullet Proof Nothing" | Simply Saucer | Bullet Proof Nothing (live) | Mammoth Cave
  22. "Four Daughters By Four Women" | Dalhous | Will To Be Well | Blackest Ever Black
  23. "Young Alaska" | Christian Loffler | Young Alaska | KI

next time: who or what was roland? Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

14
Jul 2014

Never Expect Power Always: Transmission 137, 2014 July 8

ImaginarySoftwoodsPathofSpectrolite.jpgWe present a well-executed return to the "regular" Tuesday night program. Lately it seems we do best when we are feeling least apologetic about being on the air. It makes too much sense, but is rarely the way things actually go. At any rate, thanks to Imaginary Softwoods, this program is beautifully "chill," except when it is not.

It wouldn't be summer in the 607 without wild swings between disgusting humidity and life-threatening deluges, and it wouldn't be summer in the world of this program without equally drastic changes of mood. I'm coming out of my self-imposed "typical show" mandate and am working on some special things for the near future. Do you like being teased? I guess it doesn't matter. But hopefully some big things will happen soon, so pay attention.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 July 8, 2100-2300:

  1. "Jinx" | Soulphiction | Glitz | Circus Company
  2. "Eye Color" | Imaginary Softwoods | The Path of Spectrolite | Archives Interieures | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "When One Road Close" | Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 | N.E.P.A. | Kindred Spirits
  4. "Hinotori - Evan Marc Remix" | Rovo and System 7 | Hinotori | G-Wave
  5. "Samantakas" | Manthos Halkias and Folk Orchestra | Five Days Married And Other Laments: Song and Dance From Northern Greece, 1928-1958 | Angry Mom Archives | "Listening Parlour"
  6. "Cosmic Claps of Love" | Chrome Sparks | Sparks | Future Classic
  7. "Rainbow Obsidian Key" | Imaginary Softwoods | The Path of Spectrolite | Archives Interieures | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "Children's Game" | Cuartero | Abandonado | Desolat
  9. "Gamel Udahah" | OOIOO | Gamel | Thrill Jockey
  10. "Words Re-Vision (Dubplate Cut)" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Back On The Controls | Rolling Lion - Upsetter
  11. "Bath Whites" | 50 Foot Wave | not on album | self-released
  12. "Crystal Pond" | Imaginary Softwoods | The Path of Spectrolite | Archives Interieures | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Coulibaly Tidiane - Bombossi (Gulls Edit)" | Gulls | Patterns Is Life | Boomarm Nation
  14. "Pas Contente" | Vaudou Game | Pas Contente / Lazy Train | Hot Casa
  15. "Induction" | Patterns | Waking Lines | Melodic
  16. "Entrance Through Selenite Pillars" | Imaginary Softwoods | The Path of Spectrolite | Archives Interieures | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Char'aa" | Noura Mint Seymali | Tzenni | Glitterbeat
  18. "Wheres The Affen" | Edvard Graham Lewis | All Over | Editions Mego
  19. "Trippy Patterns" | Filter Dread | MIDI Space | RAMP
  20. "Chapter 3" | Joakim | Tropics of Love | Tigersushi - Because

next time: the hills are alive, I think. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

11
Jul 2014

Open Attachments: Transmission 136, 2014 July 6

sound-dafrique-soukous.jpegAs it frequently happens, I find myself here doing a weekend afternoon / evening program for no good reason. There probably was one, but it escapes me at the moment. At any rate, somewhere in this tracklist is a genuine rarity: (perhaps?) the first-ever airplay of a new track by The Veldt, remixed by Rudy Tambala of A.R.Kane. So that's occasion enough, right?

Summer madness has descended upon us. People come and go randomly. Pathologies emerge. Tempers flare. I think about quitting at least once a week. I've still go things to do, though, so we'll continue to ride this horse for a while. Just maybe not so often [he said, again].

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 July 6, 1700-1900

  1. "Yoyoyo" | Asi Kapela | Sound d'Afrique II - Soukous | Mango | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "So Far Away" | Axxa/Abraxas | Axxa/Abraxas | Captured Tracks
  3. "Caught" | Wen & Parris | Caught / Collide | Tempa
  4. "Bo Diddley" | Bo Diddley | His Best | Chess - MCA
  5. "Dede Priscilla" | Lea Lignanzi | Sound d'Afrique II - Soukous | Mango | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "These Angles Are Signs" | Fontarrian | VLV | Antime
  7. "I Like The Way You Talk KANE Mix v1.4" | The Veldt | not on album | unreleased | "Open Attachments"
  8. "Am Schlachtensee" | Automat | Automat | Bureau B
  9. "Drive Air" | Goitia Deitz | Dream Meridian | Cut Mistake
  10. "IIVA" | Loops Haunt | Exits | Black Acre
  11. "Don Ah" | OOIOO | Gamel | Thrill Jockey
  12. "Information Is Forever" | Dalhous | Visibility Is A Trap | Blackest Ever Black
  13. "Ane Ya" | Mensy | Sound d'Afrique II - Soukous | Mango | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Candle" | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | Goofin'
  15. "Chinese Rocks" | Bored | Scuzz | Bang!
  16. "Nest" | Officer! | Dead Unique | Blackest Ever Black
  17. "A Hedge Is A Lance" | Silo | Work | Novennial Paralysis
  18. "Dark Matter" | Tijuana Panthers | Wayne Interest | Innovative Leisure
  19. "Sun Son" | Bremen | Second Launch | Blackest Ever Black

next time: emerald fragments. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

10
Jul 2014

The Ugly American: Transmission 135, 2014 July 4

https://radiobombast.podbean.com/mf/web/g7q4r8/big-black-headache.jpegOccasionally airtime just lands in my lap and I must figure out what to do with it. This is one of those times. The "Time Spent Listening" people were out of town, most of them, and Guy LeBatard was off chasing some Situationist adventure or other. The Fourth of July being the most redneck of all holidays, I often like to spend it hiding in a dark, quiet place, so the Kenny Ritter Memorial Studio seemed pretty hospitable on this day.

Confession: I just don't have as many records by Americans as I probably should, being one. It's mostly Africans, Jamaicans, and lots of Britons. I don't know what the explanation is. I could definitely use some more Bo Diddley, though. On that note, the only thing "more American" than Bo Diddley is money, and this was yet another program where I had to talk about it, so that happens.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 July 4, 1900-2100:

"How Far Can Too Far Go?" | The Cramps | A Date With Elvis | Big Beat
"Yella Pocahontas" | Champion Jack Dupree | Forever And Ever | Rounder
"Legs" | Massacre | Hard Cell | Celluloid
"No No Man (part one)" | Steven Jesse Bernstein | Prison | Sub Pop
"Sabrosa" | The Beastie Boys | The In Sound From Way Out! | Capitol
"Balanced On It's Own Flame" | Labradford | A Stable Reference | kranky
"That's The Way" | Tom Waits | The Black Rider | Island
"My Disco" | Big Black | Headache | Touch And Go
"Johnsonius" | David Johansen | A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse | Giorno Poetry Systems
"Blind" | TV On The Radio | Young Liars | Touch And Go
"Sharevari" | The Dirtbombs | Party Store | In The Red
"Tiger In Your Tank" | Phantom 309 | A Sinister Alphabet | Tupelo
"Shine" | For Against | Echelons | Independent Project
"Waiting Room" | Fugazi | 13 Songs | Dischord
"Omaha" | The Golden Palominos | Hard Cell | Celluloid
"NOBO" | Tijuana Panthers | Wayne Interest | Innovative Leisure
"Lixus (Version Analogique)" | Keith Fullerton Whitman | Schöner Flußengel | kranky
"The Whispering Queen" | Here Are The Facts You Requested | Western Summit | Bandcamp self-release
"Ineffect" | Material | Seven Souls | Virgin
"Dreamland" | Carl Craig | More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art | Planet E
"Mall Muzak: Building A Highway / Puppy Polka / Party Girls" | David Byrne | Sounds From True Stories | Sire
"Artificial Heart" | Soul Asylum | Clam Dip And Other Delights | Twin/Tone
"Total Trash" | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | Goofin'
"Road Runner" | Bo Diddley | His Greatest Sides Volume 1 | Chess
"Blaming The Messenger" | Pell Mell | Flow | SST

next time: open attachments, tk. 2. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

9
Jul 2014

We Don’t Pull A PBS: Transmission 134, 2014 July 1

Barmy-Army-English-Disease.jpegPlowing forward is what we do best. Accordingly, here we were on a disgustingly hot Tuesday evening, soccer-themed record in hand. What's that? The USA had crashed out of the World Cup a couple of hours earlier? So what? The English Disease samples recordings from league matches, not internationals, you say? Do I look like I GAF? You will listen to this AND LIKE IT.

Elsewhere, I do my best to panhandle with dignity. I'm not cut out for it. I fancy myself an amateur Marxist but in all my endeavors I seem to be about the superstructure, never about the base. Like at least one of my heroes I simply don't like talking about money. Nevertheless this episode captures my attempt to talk about it, before I get tired and let the pre-recorded spots take over.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 July 1, 2100-2300:

  1. "Leroy's Boots" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "Nino" | Kreidler | ABC | Bureau B
  3. "The Streets" | Automat | Automat | Bureau B
  4. "Devo" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Sphynx" | Etch | Old School Methods | Keysound
  6. "Wreck Up My Life" | Leroy Smart | The Don Tells It Like It Is | Bunny Lee
  7. "Stationary" | Silo | Work | Novennial Paralysis
  8. "Song of the Second Moon" | Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan | Music From Planet Earth | Stag-O-Lee
  9. "Olara" | Moebius, Story & Leidecker | Snowghost Pieces | Bureau B
  10. "Psycho + The Wombles of Div. 1" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Come Up Version" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Back On The Controls | Rolling Lion - Upsetter
  12. "Mind the Gap" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Summus" | Throwing Snow | Pathfinder | Houndstooth
  14. "Cows Hum In The Fields" | Officer! | Dead Unique | Blackest Ever Black
  15. "Gaping Void - Wire Fish Remix" | Korablove | Gaping Void | High-Jack
  16. "El Paraiso" | Causa Sui | Live at Freak Valley | El Paraiso
  17. "Stadium Rock" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Trilogy: A) The Wonder B) Hyperstation Z) Eliminator Jr." | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | Goofin'
  19. "Que Sera" | The Barmy Army | The English Disease | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"

next time: Guy gets ganked. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

7
Jul 2014

Save Your Shoes, There’s Another Band After Us: Transmission 133, 2014 June 24

designawave.jpgWe return to the ordinary extraordinariness of the "alpha" program. I share a "Mr. D" anecdote that I hope I got right; otherwise embarrassment, my frequent companion, will return. Also, there's a skip in my brand new Design A Wave record that interferes with everyone's enjoyment of "Pentatonic Skull." Post-play inspection revealed that it was a long, curly hair that must have been sitting on the turntable mat. DAMN YOU STEPH.

It was dead hard to find a UB40 song I felt like playing. Little-known fact: when this program began nearly two years ago [!], I had a lot of free time on my hands, you guys. I was looking for some stuff to get into. Someone [was it Lady Catharsis?] suggested that I blog or something. I even created a Blogger [TM] page, which I suppose still exists. What kind of stuff was I going to write about? I guess the kind of material that might have caught Guy LeBatard's eye, for lack of a better description. Anyway I was this close to writing a "think" piece about the bankruptcy (both literal and...) of UB40. But then, like the Knight Bus, along came WRFI to spare everyone from that. And I haven't had free time since, thank goodness.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 June 24, 2100-2300:

  1. "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" | Black Uhuru | Tougher Than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music | Mango
  2. "Time For Re-Arranges" | Design A Wave | A.R.M. 1 | No Label | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Defenestrate" | Moebius, Story & Leidecker | Snowghost Pieces | Bureau B
  4. "Surfacer" | 14 Iced Bears | Hold On Inside | Cherry Red
  5. "Lee's Special (Dubplate Cut)" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Back On The Controls | Rolling Lion - Upsetter
  6. "Xenitis, At Last" | Fontarrian | VLV | Antime
  7. "Haunted By Hallucinations" | Haunted By Hallucinations | Haunted By Hallucinations | Herakles
  8. "Knock On Wood" | Voltage | Slitherama - Psychedelic Tokyo 1966-1969 | Bamboo
  9. "Reflection" | Section 25 | From the Hip | Factory Benelux
  10. "Cerebellum" | Design A Wave | A.R.M. 1 | No Label | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Bosque" | Bomba Estereo | Elegancia Tropical | Soundway
  12. "Eric's Trip" | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | Goofin'
  13. "Almost" | Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark | Martin | Factory | "Listening Parlour"
  14. "Tonight Saddam Walks Amidst Ruins" | Vatican Shadow | Remember Your Black Day | Hospital Productions
  15. "Far As I Can See (feat. City Culture & Stally) - Triple Discomix" | The Breadwinners | As Far As I Can See (Disco Special) | Horus
  16. "Sir William Wray" | The Fall | Sir William Wray | Cherry Red
  17. "Weird F" | Design A Wave | A.R.M. 1 | No Label | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Folitician" | UB40 | UB40 Live | Disky
  19. "Xmas In Australia" | Xmal Deutschland | Tocsin | 4AD
  20. "Pentatonic Skull" | Design A Wave | A.R.M. 1 | No Label | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Starlight Club" | Dirtmusic | Lion City | Glitterbeat
  22. "Shinkansen East" | Node | Node 2 | DiN

next time: Barmy Army in the area. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

3
Jul 2014

Live In Studio B - I Fucking Love You: Transmission 132, 2014 June 19

i-fucking-love-you.jpgWe do receive demos, you know. Every now and then someone will send tracks to WRFI in the hope that we will play them. Often the approach is a bit misguided: people assume we have a "rotation" or a "music director." Sometimes people assume we have an "audience." We just got something on the facebook page from someone south of the Equator, in the Eastern hemisphere. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When I saw something in the "programs" inbox labelled "new Ithaca band," I thought it would be yet another thing to pass on to various disc jockeys at the station; maybe it would catch on with someone. After I listened to the soundcloud page linked therein, it caught on with ME. "TO THE JOCK-MOBILE!" I cried. This warranted investigation. "Is this guy really local?" I wondered. [Shades of "ARE YOU FOR REAL," as our own Señor Plow is fond of asking.] With the internet, who knows where anyone is really from? Sure enough, Andy is a real Ithaca person, so of course I had him come in and do a live thing. Here it is.

I tried my best not to be stupid, in the talking. It wasn't one of my better nights. Also, Andy insists on referring to someone called "Jim," and I have no idea who that is.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 June 19 2300-0100 June 20:

  1. "Ahhh / Volcano (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  2. "Fuck Yeah (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  3. "Heroin Firestar AKA Angel Jones Remix)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  4. "Miles (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  5. "IFLY (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  6. "White Noise Dance (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  7. "IFLY Remix" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  8. "Yes" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  9. "Los Frenos" (live) | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  10. "Ahhh" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release

next time: guess who's coming to dinner? Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

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